LANCE ARMSTRONG JOINS CEDARS TO HELP CANCER SURVIVORS
September 9th’s Cedars first-ever Summit on Cancer Survivorship was attended by more that 600 cancer survivors, patients and family members, caregivers, healthcare professionals and administrators, who came out to hear global cancer advocate Lance Armstrong’s remarkable and motivating story on survivorship and his inspirational words of encouragement.
Armstrong, the seven-time Tour de France winner, joined Cedars CanSupport founder and cancer survivor, Gwen Andrews Nacos, and Dr. Craig Nichols, his personal oncologist, to talk candidly with people living with cancer at a special summit on survivorship, organized at the Centre Mont Royal in Montreal. Long-time friend and the voice of the Tour de France, Phil Liggett, emceed the intimate evening and engaged the audience in a dynamic and interactive exchange with the speakers. Armstrong also announced that LIVESTRONG will be collaborating with the Cedars Cancer Institute at the McGill University Health Centre (MUHC) to support best practices and exceptional cancer programs. Cedars and the MUHC have worked with LIVESTRONG since 2008 to spread awareness about cancer and raise important funds for patient care, research, education and survivorship programs.
“LIVESTRONG and the people behind the Cedars Cancer Institute and the Cancer Care Mission of the McGill University Health Centre share the same goals and values” said Armstrong. “That’s why I am excited about joining forces to raise awareness of cancer, support cancer survivors and make cancer a global priority.”
“On behalf of the Cedars Cancer Institute and our partners at the MUHC and the CHUM, I would like to express our sincere appreciation to our Presenting, Event and Media partners whose generosity made this Montreal event possible”, said Jeff Shamie, Director General of The Cedars Cancer Institute. “It is by bringing people together, sharing information and listening to each other’s experiences that we improve cancer services for patients and their families.
The Cedars Summit on Cancer Survivorship kicked off the 2011 Cedars Tour de Tremblant Weekend which included the a second year partnership with the 24h of Tremblant Cycling event .